Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Jan. 12, 2015
Icy Road Conditions Possible In Some Locations
VDOT crews prepared to respond
LYNCHBURG — Motorists should be aware of the possibility of icy road conditions this morning in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Cold temperatures and rain/freezing rain could result in slick surfaces. As of 5 a.m., some icy conditions are reported in Nelson County.
VDOT crews are prepared to respond and will treat roads as necessary with sand and salt to improve traction.
VDOT offers the following safety tips to the traveling public:
- Make sure your car is prepared and have the appropriate emergency supplies.
- Drive for the conditions! Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, and keep a safe distance behind other vehicles. Don’t pass a snowplow or spreader.
- Be alert for tree limbs and other debris in the roadway.
- Know before conditions before you go. Check road conditions on VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before traveling.
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